Joseph Beuys stated that everyone is an artist and we at Lenscloud believe that everyone interested in fine art is a potential curator. So what is curating? The word curating comes from curare in Latin which means to select, to arrange, and to care for a collection of objects. When you decide to invest in fine art photography for personal, cultural and financial value display is key, as well as all aspects relating to the conservation and the coherence of a well thought through art collection.
When selecting an artwork, you might already have a location in mind, which fits in your mental spatial arrangement.
Placement and layout.
Arranging artworks in a specific domestic space is very personal and private. Collectors often like to create meaning and links between artworks that are displayed together within a particular setting. It can be a small selection of artworks, the display of the entire collection or a rotating collection. Hanging art is therefore not as straightforward as it seems and this is why we are outlining tips to ensure your artworks produce the desired effect in the perfect setting and are protected as cultural and financial assets.
Light, heat and humidity.
Ultraviolet rays coming from sunlight or artificial light sources may damage your photographs over time. In our opinion, natural daylight is the best to look at art, but it comes with a risk, as it is the most damaging light for prints of all sorts. Use blinds and window films to manage natural light and strictly avoid direct sunlight. Incandescent, fluorescent and electron stimulated luminescence bulbs are also harmful, and only LEDs technology provides a UV free light source.
Heat sources such as radiators, electric heaters and fireplaces as well as damp areas (kitchen, bathrooms and non-ventilated spaces) can cause damage over time and may alter long-term conservation and value.
To protect photographs from fading and discolouration, we strongly recommend::
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Hanging art is a fun endeavour. Just follow our guidelines to make sure your fine art photographs are affixed securely and are ideally positioned to ensure aesthetic effect, protection and care. Enjoy the process.
Hammer, drill, masking tape, cutter, meter ruler or laser distance meter, level, screws, anchors and a pencil.